Water Bond Deal Stalled - A water bond that would replace the more expensive $11 billion bond on the November ballot has stalled in the California assembly. In an interview Tuesday with Capital Public Radio's Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler, Speaker Atkins (D-San Diego) says there will be no water bond deal this week before lawmakers leave for their summer recess.
The state senate failed to broker a $10.5 billion water bond deal last week while Governor Jerry Brown continues pushing his own $6 billion water bond. Atkins believes the assembly can reach a deal in August for its $8 billion water bond.
Micah Albert: Honoria - Photojournalist Micah Albert has spent more than a decade covering some of the most tumultuous regions of the world. His photos from conflict zones in Africa and the Middle East have appeared in the New York Times, National Geographic Traveler, Foreign Policy Magazine, BBC, and Smithsonian Magazine. Micah will be sharing images and stories from his current expeditions at McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento Wednesday. During the presentation, "Documenting the Under-Reported Stories of the World," he'll also discuss his award-winning project for the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.
From The Streets Of Truckee - Patrick Guderski will be having a book signing on July 5 at Avid Reader for his first novel, Honoria. The novel, set in 1993, is about a girl named Honoria, who lives in San Francisco. Living alone after having been recently bereft of her godfather, she dwells in a state of despair while she aimlessly embarks on a college career. However, a visit by a person from her godfather's past, a new best friend at school, and the competing interests of two tumultuously enamored boys reignite her sense of direction, which culminates in a whirlpool of perseverance, euphoria, tragedy, and rage revolving around a life-changing audition at Juilliard.